Monday, May 18, 2015

another weeks bites the dust

Hey guys,

This past week we have seen some small miracles worth mentioning. We have been praying for a family to find to teach and to baptize here in Assen and on Saturday we were doing some bell-ops and a family rang us inside so we went up there and they knew some stuff about our church but they were interested and we made another appointment for this week. So we are praying that our lesson goes well, we will be teaching them the restoration. We pray that this family will be the answer to our prayers. The Assen branch really needs more stable families to have a stable enough branch that will turn into a ward. We are working hard and praying for more people to find to teach and baptize. I can't believe this transfer is almost over, it went so fast. I have learned a lot this transfer; a lot about Heavenly Father and a lot about myself. I am excited to see how the Lord will continue to bless these people here in Assen. We also had two great lessons with our investigators Luit and Jeffrey. Luit is an investigator that we haven't been able to have a lesson with for a long time so we finally had a lesson with him. We RADed him (restoration and doop, doop (pronounced dope) = baptismal committment) and it went great;  Jeffrey is a guy we found while street contacting a few weeks ago so we taught him a rad as well. Things are looking up in Assen. We are working hard and praying for miracles. I love being a missionary!

Last week for P-day we biked all the way to Groningen (about 20 miles...) and hung out with some other missionaries at a park. that was fun! We blasted Motab all the way there...#swagdontcomecheap

speaking of biking, my bike is dying. Poor Holmes. 

Well, this week we taught lessons and knocked a lot of doors! We do a lot of finding out here in Assen which is great. Also last week we went to Rotterdam for a Zone conference where they basically trained a lot on iPads (which we aren't getting for like 7 more months) but it was a good training. Sister Robinson also talked about Grace and the power of it through the atonement. I will send a link to the talk "My Grace is Sufficient" by Brad Wilcox that her talk was based on; it is such a great talk and I want you all to read it :) Oh we also committed out investigator Fingo to read the entire Book of Mormon. He's a talker and normally we come out of our lessons with him with some regret for not being more bold and not letting him rant on about random stuff but this last lesson we really took the reigns and were bold and testified to him that he would find an answer if he read and prayed about the Book of Mormon. So we are praying for him that he will read and pray and receive an answer and be baptized! 

Yesterday we had dinner at family Loorbachs (where I skyped you guys) and they took us to this cool sand dunes place! I will attach pictures. Love you guys! Have a great week. Today we are going to a zoo :)

Zuster Harris

   that's the Loorbach family, they're great!

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